Most Fascinating People 2009
December 17, 2009 7:03 AM   Subscribe

Each year Barbara Walters runs a show featuring interviews with the "10 Most Fascinating People." This year, she interviewed Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Glenn Beck, Tyler Perry, Kate Gosselin, Adam Lambert, Sarah Palin, Brett Favre, Jenny Sanford (pre-divorce filing), and Michael Jackson's children.

Not everyone is pleased. O'Reilly felt Walter's choices were trivial, and that she was dumb to ever have a doubt about Lambert's sexuality, while Gawker felt she made too big a deal of his orientation.
posted by mccarty.tim (17 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: meh celebrity chat, plus you say you just threw it up to see reactions = not the best reason for a post -- mathowie



 
I could not find a video for Tyler Perry or Brett Favre. If someone finds one, I'd be really grateful if a mod would link them in.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:04 AM on December 17, 2009


Apparently "grotesque" is a fair substitute for "fascinating" in some cases. But yeah, these are an interesting collection.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 7:08 AM on December 17, 2009


I'm sorry, but Walter's choices are trivial.

OhdearlordIagreewithBillO'ReillywhathaveIbecome
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:08 AM on December 17, 2009 [3 favorites]


The lady gaga interview is a complete waste.
posted by empath at 7:08 AM on December 17, 2009


It did remind me of my favorite Daily Show quote about Beck:

Glen Beck: finally, a guy who says what people who aren't thinking are thinking.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 7:13 AM on December 17, 2009 [9 favorites]


Kate Gosselin?
posted by delmoi at 7:30 AM on December 17, 2009


She had a bunch of kids! And was on TV! And had a divorce!

* rests chin on knuckles *

Gosh!
posted by boo_radley at 7:37 AM on December 17, 2009 [4 favorites]


That covers 4 of the list.
posted by i_cola at 7:39 AM on December 17, 2009


I'm really not defending half of this list. Frankly, I didn't care much for Jon and Kate when they were on TV, and they were a big part of why I cancelled my cable. To be honest, I partly just wanted to see which Mefi tendency would flare up the most: Gaga love in, Palin hate in, or Beck Parody Time.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:42 AM on December 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm really not defending half of this list. Frankly, I didn't care much for Jon and Kate when they were on TV, and they were a big part of why I cancelled my cable. To be honest, I partly just wanted to see which Mefi tendency would flare up the most: Gaga love in, Palin hate in, or Beck Parody Time.

WE ARE NOT YOUR PLAYTHINGS!

*slams door*
posted by The Whelk at 7:44 AM on December 17, 2009 [10 favorites]


To be honest, I partly just wanted to see which Mefi tendency would flare up the most: Gaga love in, Palin hate in, or Beck Parody Time.


So you post links to a trite broadcast TV show that is already getting hyped across the news media? Just to get some comment shitstorms? Try harder.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:55 AM on December 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


WE ARE NOT YOUR PLAYTHINGS!

...

Try harder.


KILL THE WITCH
posted by grubi at 7:58 AM on December 17, 2009


MetaFilter: My petri dish.

You canceled your cable because of Jon and Kate? Seriously?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:04 AM on December 17, 2009


Remember when Barbara Walters was a journalist?
posted by Nelson at 8:06 AM on December 17, 2009


The Gaga interview features Barbara Walters intoning "bluffin' with my muffin," and is therefore the complete opposite of a waste.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:06 AM on December 17, 2009


It does not appear that she actually interviewed Michael Jackson's kids...
posted by amro at 8:08 AM on December 17, 2009


Add me to the list of folks for whom the petri dish thing rubs me the wrong way.
posted by box at 8:13 AM on December 17, 2009


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